I have agreed to run the Austin 1/2 Marathon on February 19, 2017 in honor of my friend Ian McLain. Ian had an accident at age 9 while on a family vacation in July, 2000. He was hit by lightning and has an anoxic brain injury. This accident changed his life forever. With the love and support of his wonderful family he is THRIVING on. I am running the 1/2 marathon in honor of Ian and as a fundraiser for people who have suffered a brain injury caused by accident. I am ASKING FOR SUPPORTERS (my family & friends) ️HOPE4MINDS helps children who acquire serious brain injury following an accident.